The Caddo Herald
April 19, 1929
County Agents News
Mr. Young called at the county agent’s office Saturday to get acquainted and incidentally told a very interesting story of how his family of four kept their grocery bill down to $6.00 a month during January, February and March, the three hardest months of the year.
Mr. Young is a retired farmer and lives on the edge of town. He keeps one, and sometimes two cows, twenty Barred Rock hens and a pig which he uses for meat. On the one and one-half acres which comprises his farm he has some fruit trees, garden truck and if there is any room left he plants some pasture for the cow. The cow and chickens furnish enough more eggs and butter than the family uses to pay for their feed. Enough fruit and vegetables are canned during the canning season to furnish the family with canned goods for the winter. Mr. Young also stated that he had to buy only one peck of potatoes last year.
If this man can do what he has and buy all of his feed, the man who has a place to grow his feed and who has five or six cows, a hundred hens and two or three brood sows can make not only his grocery bill, but all of his living expenses.
Let’s plan our farming so that if the boll weevil gets our cotton we will have a living left, and if it does not, we will have the profits from the cotton to put in the bank.